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Hi Experts,

I want to test an idea and I am curious about which frame work to use.  The trendy thing seems to be to do it in Ruby on Rails but I want check to see if it is a good choice.

I want to create a page where a user can drag images into an upload box and then be able to arange them and make a collage of photos.  I know other sites exist that do this but I'm interested in try my hand at building one.  But if it works I want it to be scalable, thats why I'm asking about the framework.

I suppose that the UI elements would be AJAX & Jquery but I'm wondering should I do the build in PHP, ASP, Rails, or HTML 5.  I'm proficient in PHP and XHTML and ASP.  What do you think?  Should I jump on the Rails bandwagon and use that as the framework for this proj?

Thanks,

Kirk
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If you're interested in rapid prototyping for complex social applications, Ruby on Rails might be a good choice.  But for something like this, the server-side activities are perfunctory - just storing uploaded files in a directory along with some associated positioning and z-index information.  So if you already have PHP skills, my recommendation would be to do the server-side of this in PHP.  The "heavy lifting" is all going to be jQuery on the client side.

That's my 0.02 Euros.  Best of luck with the project - it sounds interesting. ~Ray
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Thanks Ray,  I'm going to try it Rails so I can get my feet wet the framework.  Should be a fun proj.

HNM
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